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Old 03-13-11, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Hey, folks, I'm organizing a group ride in Franklin Lakes on March 19. Please follow my other thread. There's a 30 mile course, and I'll be designing a short cut for those who want to ride only 15 miles. The 30 mile route needs a bit of refinement, e.g. making a meeting place.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...nklin-Lakes-NJ
Little late to the party, but you could meet at the Market Basket on Franklin Lakes Rd. They have a large parking lot.
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Old 03-25-11, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
Interested in a towpath ride? The entrance by Landing Lane looks newly resurfaced and I'd love to explore it.
Perth Amboy here! That great news, I was looking to check it out this weekend..was thinking of doing a ride from NB to Princeton area.. I'll keep you guys posted on the towpath condition.
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Old 03-25-11, 01:45 PM
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from Metuchen, now in Washington, DC and moving to Summit in June
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Old 03-26-11, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by OptimusBri View Post
Perth Amboy here! That great news, I was looking to check it out this weekend..was thinking of doing a ride from NB to Princeton area.. I'll keep you guys posted on the towpath condition.
I'm also from Perth Amboy, you should meet up with neilfein and me sometime soon. Let us know when you do that NB-Princeton route; i want in too.

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from Metuchen, now in Washington, DC and moving to Summit in June
Sometime this spring or summer I might try some hill routes around Summit and Warren.
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Old 03-26-11, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by OptimusBri View Post
Perth Amboy here! That great news, I was looking to check it out this weekend..was thinking of doing a ride from NB to Princeton area.. I'll keep you guys posted on the towpath condition.
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I'm also from Perth Amboy, you should meet up with neilfein and me sometime soon. Let us know when you do that NB-Princeton route; i want in too.
Yes, please, me as well.
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Old 03-26-11, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
Yes, please, me as well.
Sounds good guys. Will do.
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Old 03-28-11, 05:44 PM
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From Leonia...NJ
Commuting to New York, if the weather permits.
Wife hates it tough....
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Old 03-28-11, 07:07 PM
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Here's another from Bloomfield. MuddyBike, you near Watsessing park? You sound like a neighbor.

will be was, are you the one pumping up Fort Lee rd about 6:30 in the morn? I commute through there weekdays. I'm going to start parking in Fort Lee and ride to Yonkers later in the spring. Maybe I'll see you then..
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Old 03-30-11, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by will be was View Post
From Leonia...NJ
Commuting to New York, if the weather permits.
Wife hates it tough....
me too brother ...
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Old 03-30-11, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by run1206 View Post
Sometime this spring or summer I might try some hill routes around Summit and Warren.
It's funny how your perceptions are influenced by where you live and usually ride. You head west into the Summit/Warren area to FIND hills, while people around hear (northern Somerset County) head east into the Summit/Warren area to AVOID hills.

If you ever want a bigger hills, go about 5 miles further west, into the Bernardsville / Far Hills area. There are some pretty good climbs there, although nothing like what you find out in Hunderton and Warren Counties.
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Old 03-30-11, 07:03 PM
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Soon to move to Palisades Park, I hope with less incline up to hill...........
I'm up 5:30 am so I can be a early bird.....

As Much As Weather Permits............
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Old 03-31-11, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by njlonghorn View Post
It's funny how your perceptions are influenced by where you live and usually ride. You head west into the Summit/Warren area to FIND hills, while people around hear (northern Somerset County) head east into the Summit/Warren area to AVOID hills.

If you ever want a bigger hills, go about 5 miles further west, into the Bernardsville / Far Hills area. There are some pretty good climbs there, although nothing like what you find out in Hunderton and Warren Counties.
The only area of Bernardsville i'm familiar with is the library and a LBS across the street. Haven't seen much of the rest of the town yet. Sometime during the summer I might go with my friend's uncle and bike from home to Long Valley (~40+ miles). The hills around there are pretty good but I haven't brought the bike from home just yet. I'll def do Bernardsville when the weather gets better out.
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Old 04-02-11, 08:52 AM
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I'm in Mount Olive, at the "3 corners" of Morris, Hunterdon, and Warren counties. If anyone wants a hilly ride, let me know. If you're a strong rider, though, I might have to lead in a car!
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Old 04-02-11, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rhd1607 View Post
Come to Berkeley Heights. I'll take you around some beautiful roads around here and some great hills to boot. Let's see, we can ride up to Far Hills, Chatham, Morristown, probably around Stirling and the list goes on. I used to live in Westfield and I gotta tell you, It wasnt fun. Too many yentas in SUV's crowding the road is not that fun and kills the overall experience. Just my 2 cents, but your mileage may vary!
Hey guys - I'm in Madison. If you wind up doing a ride and are looking for some more to join you, please let me know. I normally ride at a "C" pace, but could do "B" if I eat my Wheaties for breakfast!
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Old 04-03-11, 05:51 AM
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I'm not sure what "grade" rider I am. One ride leader once called me a B+. That might be right, but that was about 11 years ago. I'm now 50 years old, so I could be weaker, but I'm riding a lot more lately, and I actually feel stronger than before.

I slow down for whomever I'm riding with. My wife only goes about 9 mph, and I don't mind at all. But when I ride alone, I tend to ride hard. I also ride hard when I'm with a bunch of competitive guys.

In other words, I'm very flexible about pace.

Pug, I have lots of friends in Madison and Morristown, and I'm there often. West is really the only direction I head from here.

And junkyardbike, I'd love to ride in your area. It's beautiful there, and I enjoy hills. They're so much better than high winds.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
And junkyardbike, I'd love to ride in your area. It's beautiful there, and I enjoy hills. They're so much better than high winds.
Let me know when, and we'll plan something. By the way, I agree. As difficult as some of these hills can be, I'll take them any day over long flats with wind.

Now off to climb some of them!
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Old 04-04-11, 04:14 PM
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Jersey city in here!!!

Great places to ride up here in NJ
the hudson river waterfront is one example
Route 9w after fort lee looks like the "tour de Jersey" lol never seen so many good looking bikes on one road.

Ride hard....pause.
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Also amazing hiking trails up by the palisades (palisades interstate park) and past the NY/NJ border if youre the hike-a-bike type.
Anyone heard about the "giant steps"?
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Originally Posted by nismosr View Post
Edison here! Chris strictly is not bad they sell high end bikes
It's a bike porn store, accessories and clothing is not
Bad too but the price isfull price. It be nice it we get a break
On the weather.
striclys is cool, high end stuff inthere, nothing i can afford damm you rich bergen county people....
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Old 04-05-11, 06:17 AM
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Anyone heard about the "giant steps"?
These?
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Hunterdon county here. Any one free during the week in the afternoon for rides? Usually tuesday and wednesday. Always looking for a challenge and a hill to climb. PM me let me know
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Hey all, it's been a long time since I've posted in this thread. I was curious if anyone has had any experience with Marty's Reliable in either Randolph or Morristown. I'm looking to upgrade my bike and they carry Wilier which I'm very interested in. They are a bit far from me (I'm in Livingston), but I don't mind the 20 minute drive if the shop is good.

Anyone have any thoughts or experience with them?

Thanks!
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Pliggy, I've heard lots of wonderful things about Marty's. Everyone likes that business, at least the one in Morristown.

My local bike shop is High Gear Cyclery in Millburn. I couldn't be happier. If you go there, drop my name. It couldn't hurt, if you know what I mean.

High Gear also has a shop in Gillette.
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Tom thanks for the info, I actually know High Gear in Millburn well - thats my current lbs and I've been extremely happy with them. I just noticed Marty's carried the Wilier which I've always loved the look of. The more I think about, the more I'm probably going to stick with High Gear and upgrade my bike with them as they really are great.

I also appreciate the offer to use your name. I've dealt with Nick and John over the years, so hopefully they help me out
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